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    Default 1988 turbo coupe 5 spd swap

    I've recently purchased another tc the only thing wrong with it is it has the pos a4ld. I was wondering what all is needed for the swap. I tried searching but couldn't find much info. Can I just pull a t5 out of a 4 banger mustang? Will the mustang pedal assembly work or does it have to be out of a tbird? Do I need a center console out of a 5spd car or can I use the one in it now?thanks.

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    If you need anything I'm parting a 5 speed car

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    Consoles are same, I believe shifter surround may be different but nothing to keep it from working...

    All the pieces from Stang will work but it uses a smaller clutch(stock TC clutch is barely adequate), the '87-'88 TC clutch is hydraulic, need to decide which route to go... The '86 earlier TC used the larger clutch with a cable... Should be able to use Stang crossmember...

    You'll need a TC drive shaft from 5-speed or AOD Bird... The A4LD is longer than other Ford transmissions of the era, has a unique cross member that is useless for any other transmission...






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    Stang8u I need everything but I won't have any money for anything for a few weeks just dumped a bunch of money into my mustang. Thanks turboturbocoupe 50, do you know if you have to drill any holes for the pedals?

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    $_3.jpg here she is

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboCoupe50 View Post
    '86 earlier TC used the larger clutch
    Woah I didn't know this
    Is there an easy way to get this to work on the 87-88 without converting to cable clutch
    1987 T-Bird TC: 5-Spd, 5-lug conv., CHE Rear CAs, '04 Cobra wheels and 13" Brakes, Vac Assist conv: '93 Cobra BB/MC & Wilwood PV, Gutted/Knived Intakes, T3 turbo, RFE6 Mani, Stinger 3" Exhaust & Oil Feed, 255HP Walbro, Kirban AFPR, RR Cam, Esslinger Cam gear and Round Tooth Conv., Gillis Boost Valve, Speedway Dual Valve Spring, K&N, 130a 3g Alt conv., 140mph Speedo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramos617 View Post
    Woah I didn't know this
    Is there an easy way to get this to work on the 87-88 without converting to cable clutch
    What I mean the '86 earlier used same size clutch as '87-'88 but is cable operated... Bell housings for cable and hydraulic are different... I'm not 100% on what can be mixed/matched between years, I know 4cyl & 5.0 Stangs use a different cable but I believe pedals for Stang and '83-'86 TC are same...

    Would be a good idea to check over on NATO, I believe they have a FAQ on the 5-speed swap...

    I took the easy route, wanted a automatic with my 5.0 so specifically searched out a white, auto, TC without EATC or hole in roof(actually found two & even luckier both had black interior)... Then lucked into a $100 '87 Sport with a dead 5.0 that gave me all the miscellaneous parts needed for my swap...






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    Cool if you need anything just let me know

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